10,000 Steps Rockhampton: Establishing a multi-strategy physical activity promotion project in a community

Brown, Wendy, Eakin, Elizabeth, Mummery, Kerry and Trost, Stewart G. (2003) 10,000 Steps Rockhampton: Establishing a multi-strategy physical activity promotion project in a community. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 14 2: 95-100.

Author Brown, Wendy
Eakin, Elizabeth
Mummery, Kerry
Trost, Stewart G.
Title 10,000 Steps Rockhampton: Establishing a multi-strategy physical activity promotion project in a community
Journal name Health Promotion Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1036-1073
Publication date 2003-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 95
End page 100
Total pages 6
Editor C. Rissel
M. Wise
A. Bauman
Place of publication North Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Australian Health Promotion Association
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
730301 Health education and promotion
111712 Health Promotion
Formatted abstract
Issues addressed:
To describe the process of developing an innovative, multi-strategy community-based physical activity (PA) intervention project.

Method:
Project development utilised key informant discussions, a nominal group process and researcher and community discussions to identify the target community and to develop the proposed intervention and evaluation strategies.

Results:

Five strategies with a central co-ordinating theme of '10,000 steps a day' were identified as being 'best buys' for the promotion of PA in the selected community. They were: 1) a local media campaign; 2) promotion of PA through the general practice setting and other health services; 3) improving social support for PA among' disadvantaged groups; 4) policy and environmental approaches; and 5) establishment of a fund to support small, community-led PA promotion initiatives.

Conclusion:

The development of multi-strategy, communily-based health promotion projects based on evidencebased 'best buys', but with promotion of community ownership, can be a complex process. To our knowledge, the concurrent trialing of several interventions with an innovative core component focusing on pedometers and the '10,000 steps' PA recommendation has not previously been attempted in a community-based PA intervention.
Keyword Consumer Participation
Exercise
Human
Life style
Program Development
Queensland
Q-Index Code C1

 
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